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Dermatitis, Contact


Synonyms of Dermatitis, Contact
  • Delayed Hypersensitivity
  • Dermatitis Medicamentosa
  • Dermatitis Venenata
  • Drug Hypersensitivity

Disorder Subdivisions

  • Allergic Contact Dermatitis
  • Irritant Contact Dermatitis
  • Photoallergic Contact Dermatitis
  • Phototoxic Contact Dermatitis


General Discussion
Contact dermatitis is an acute or chronic skin inflammation triggered by substances that come in contact with the skin. Affected individuals may have abnormal redness of the skin (erythema) and/or itching (pruritis). Symptoms and physical findings associated with contact dermatitis vary greatly depending upon the cause of the disorder. Causes of contact dermatitis include an allergic reaction or response to a substance or a direct toxic effect of a substance (e.g., chemical irritants, medications, certain plants).

Organizations related to Dermatitis, Contact
  • American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology
    611 East Wells Street
    Milwaukee WI 53202
    Phone #: 414-272-6071
    800 #: 800-822-2762
    e-mail: info@aaaai.org
    Home page: http://www.aaaai.org
  • Autoimmune Information Network, Inc
    PO Box 4121
    Brick NJ 08723
    Phone #: 732-664-9259
    800 #: N/A
    e-mail: autoimmunehelp@aol.com
    Home page: http://www.aininc.org
  • European Society for Immunodeficiencies (ESID)
    c/o Dr. Esther de Vries
    Hertogenbosch None 5200 ME's
    Phone #: +31- 73--6992965
    800 #: N/A
    e-mail: info@esid.org
    Home page: http://www.esid.org
  • NIH/National Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases Information Clearinghouse
    1 AMS Circle
    Bethesda MD 20892-3675
    Phone #: 301-495-4484
    800 #: 877-226-4267
    e-mail: NIAMSinfo@mail.nih.gov
    Home page: http://www.niams.nih.gov/Health_Info
  • National Eczema Association for Science and Education
    6600 SW 92nd Ave.
    Portland OR 97223-7195
    Phone #: 503-244-7404
    800 #: 800-723-9166
    e-mail: getinfo@psoriasis.org
    Home page: http://www.psoriasis.org/home



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